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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 22:33 IST

Namada Chilume: A sightseeing spot in Karnataka where Lord Ram created a holy natural water spring

A sightseeing spot near Devarayana Durga in Karnataka’s Tumkur district, Namada Chilume has a deep association with Lord Ram

Srinwanti Das
Namada Chilume
To make this water spring, Lord Ram shot an arrow on the rock and water came out. Hence this place was called Namada Chilume, meaning "Water of Spring" | Image:X
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Bengaluru: With the day for the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya inching closer, it was revealed on Monday that the statue created by renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj from Karnataka has been finalised for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. While Yogiraj’s selection underlines his service for Lord Ram on behalf of Karnataka, the state’s connection with Lord Ram and his legends don’t end here.

A sightseeing spot near Devarayana Durga in Karnataka’s Tumkur district, Namada Chilume has a deep association with Lord Ram. Legend has it that this is where Lord Ram stayed here along with Sita and Lakshm during their exile in the Devarayana Durga forest.

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Namada Chilume is a natural water spring located near Devarayana Durga Hills | Image: X

Some 10 km from Tumkur city, Namada Chilume is a natural water spring located near Devarayana Durga Hills or DD Hills in Tumkur district of Karnataka.

Lore has it that once when Lord Ram wanted to apply tilak (naama) on his forehead, he looked around for water, but could not find any waterbody anywhere. Lord Rama made this water spring by shooting an arrow on the rock and water oozed out. Taking that water, Lord Ram wore tilak (naama) on his forehead. It is said that as a result the spot got the name Namada Chilume (meaning “water of spring”).

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What is unique about the waterbody is that it keeps running throughout the year and never dries up.

The zoo in Namada Chilume | Image: X

Some 75 km from Bengaluru, Namada Chilume is easily accessible by road. With a small zoo with deer, birds and other animals in abundance, Namada Chilume is a living reminder of the rich past and divine connection.

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 18:50 IST

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